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21.1.2 Date directives

date directives related to dates.

`%a'
locale's abbreviated weekday name (Sun...Sat)
`%A'
locale's full weekday name, variable length (Sunday...Saturday)
`%b'
locale's abbreviated month name (Jan...Dec)
`%B'
locale's full month name, variable length (January...December)
`%c'
locale's date and time (Sat Nov 04 12:02:33 EST 1989)
`%C'
century (year divided by 100 and truncated to an integer) (00...99)
`%d'
day of month (01...31)
`%D'
date (mm/dd/yy)
`%e'
blank-padded day of month (1...31)
`%F'
the ISO 8601 standard date format: %Y-%m-%d. This is the preferred form for all uses.
`%g'
The year corresponding to the ISO week number, but without the century (range 00 through 99). This has the same format and value as %y, except that if the ISO week number (see %V) belongs to the previous or next year, that year is used instead.
`%G'
The year corresponding to the ISO week number. This has the same format and value as %Y, except that if the ISO week number (see %V) belongs to the previous or next year, that year is used instead.
`%h'
same as %b
`%j'
day of year (001...366)
`%m'
month (01...12)
`%u'
day of week (1...7) with 1 corresponding to Monday
`%U'
week number of year with Sunday as first day of week (00...53). Days in a new year preceding the first Sunday are in week zero.
`%V'
week number of year with Monday as first day of the week as a decimal (01...53). If the week containing January 1 has four or more days in the new year, then it is considered week 1; otherwise, it is week 53 of the previous year, and the next week is week 1. (See the ISO 8601 standard.)
`%w'
day of week (0...6) with 0 corresponding to Sunday
`%W'
week number of year with Monday as first day of week (00...53). Days in a new year preceding the first Monday are in week zero.
`%x'
locale's date representation (mm/dd/yy)
`%y'
last two digits of year (00...99)
`%Y'
year (1970....)


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